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2011-09-13 08:45:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- So far, 2011 has been a roller coaster year for the auto industry, with numerous events influencing consumers' auto shopping habits. From gas prices that have risen and fallen in the span of a few months to natural disasters that put the brakes on production for a few popular models, this year has shown how dramatically consumer shopping behavior can shift. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110425/CL88097LOGO ) Each month, AutoTrader.com's...

2011-08-23 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News Best Cars, the definitive source for car rankings, car reviews and car-buying advice, today released the Best Cars for Families Awards at usnews.com/cars-trucks/Best-Cars-for-Families. The awards identify the best family cars across 20 automotive categories. Toyota and Honda tied for the most awards, taking home five each. Ford took home three awards, the most of any domestic automaker. (Logo:...

2011-08-09 10:00:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two major trends were evident in AutoTrader.com's July Trend Engine report, which offers analysis of traffic to the site each month: shoppers continued to show interest in big trucks and SUVs despite relatively high gas prices, and the production shortages for new cars coupled with continued short supply of quality used cars have pushed asking prices higher across new, used and Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicles. (Logo:...

2011-07-08 12:34:00

ATLANTA, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the steady decline in gas prices throughout the month of June, American consumers are showing signs that they want to shift their focus back to trucks and SUVs. AutoTrader.com's June Trend Engine report, which provides analysis of site traffic as it relates to consumer shopping behavior, shows that trucks and SUVs have gained consumer interest since May and that interest in compact cars is starting to subside. (Logo:...

2011-03-17 10:30:00

DETROIT, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- J.D. Power and Associates ranked the Cadillac DTS highest among large premium cars in its 2011 Vehicle Dependability Study released today. The DTS had 90 problems per 100 vehicles, the fewest of any vehicle in its class for the second year in a row. For six straight years, the DTS and its predecessor, the DeVille, have earned a spot in the top three of the large premium car segment in the J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study. The report measures...

2010-12-20 08:31:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Small cars and fuel efficiency were all the rage at the first major auto show of the season in Los Angeles in November, but shoppers are still attracted to larger vehicles, according to the AutoTrader.com November Trend Engine report, covering searches and site activity on AutoTrader.com for November 2010. The November report also includes the top-searched new, used and certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles for the year. "While there is a greater focus...

2010-12-15 04:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com, the leading provider of new and used vehicle information, announces the all-new 2011 model-year vehicle winners of its annual Best Resale Value Awards, which recognize current and forthcoming vehicles for their projected retained value five years from now. Since depreciation (or loss of value) is typically a car-buyer's primary expense during ownership, these awards, like all of kbb.com's new- and used-vehicle...

2010-11-01 07:00:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty-five vehicles and seven companion models received Best Buy ratings from Consumers Digest out of over 250 total 2011 models. The ratings, published in CD's December issue (on sale November 1), span 12 categories: Subcompacts, Compacts, Family Cars, Luxury Cars, Sporty Cars, Full-size Pickups, Small Pickups, Minivans, Compact SUVs, Midsize SUVs, Full-size/Luxury SUVs and Hybrids. The Best Buys--based on behind-the-wheel assessment, safety...

2010-07-16 07:50:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The sport/utility vehicle is making a strong comeback as shoppers return to the marketplace in search of stylish vehicles that offer better gas mileage but don't sacrifice utility, according to TrueCar.com, the leading source for new car pricing on the Internet. The latest TrueTrends by TrueCar Report shows that SUVs are the fastest selling category of vehicles with luxury and mid-size SUV segments specifically being discounted less than the...

2010-04-07 11:19:00

ATLANTA, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- During the month of March, the Chevrolet Camaro once again became the most-viewed new vehicle on AutoTrader.com. Meanwhile, Hyundai's new Sonata midsize sedan was the most-viewed new vehicle in its class for the first time ever, surpassing competitors that include Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima. Other big gains in new vehicles came from a pair of compact crossovers. The new Chevrolet Equinox was up 186% in views year-over-year, making it...